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Erdoğan calls for new summit on Syria's Idlib at G20 meeting with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Dec. 1 that they should hold another summit to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib province where the two countries are trying to create a sustainable demilitarised zone.

National Day Military Parade;4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen to parade under the Arch of Triumph

Bucharest, Dec 1 /Agerpres/ - Approximately 4,000 servicemen and specialists of the Ministry of National Affairs (MApN), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Protection and Security Service (SPP) and the National Penitentiary Administration, along 200 military vehicles and 50 aircraft, with 500 foreign servicemen from allied or partner countries among them, w

S-400 deal risks Turkey's role in F-35 program: Pentagon

Turkey faces removal from the U.S.-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program if it continues its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, according to a Pentagon report obtained by Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkey must choose between US, Russian defence systems, says US senator

The Turkish government must choose between purchasing an advanced Russian missile system or remaining a partner in the US's F-35 fighter jet program, the new head of the Senate Armed Services Committee reportedly told Bloomberg on Friday.

Istanbul hosts over 500,000 Syrian refugees

Turkey’s most crowded city of Istanbul is home to the largest number of war-weary Syrians in the country, according to a parliamentary report on Nov. 29. Click through for the story in photos...

Forgotten Georgian plane waiting in Turkey for 7 years

A Georgian cargo plane which landed at an airport in eastern Turkey more than seven years ago after delivering humanitarian aid to nearby earthquake victims has been sitting there ever since. Click through for the story in photos...

Bodrum Underwater as Floods, Hail Sweep the Turkish Resort Town

The Aegean resort town of Bodrum in southwestern Turkey's Muğla province was pounded with hail and heavy rains that swept away cars and left the town underwater on Thursday.

Rainfall began in the morning hours and grew in intensity in mid-afternoon, turning streets into lakes and stranding drivers and pedestrians.

Trump cancels formal meeting with Erdoğan at G-20 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump will not hold formal meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and South Korea's Moon Jae-in, but will instead speak informally with those leaders at the conference, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Fenerbahçe qualify in UEFA Europa league

Turkey's Fenerbahçe drew with Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 in the UEFA Europa League on Nov. 29 and both teams qualified for the last 32 round.

EU 'wants' air traffic agreement with Turkey

The European Union has reiterated its willingness to ink a comprehensive aviation agreement with Turkey, particularly after the symbolic inauguration of the new Istanbul Airport, one of the largest airports on the European continent, suggesting it would bring in up to 5 billion euros in additional revenue for the facility.